Saturday, November 16, 2013

Water Can Be...

Each page a chance for a new conversation, The text offers ample poetic vocabulary and is sparse enough to let the reader and listener reflect. The illustrations have you sailing the high tides and snuffing out forest fires. I appreciate how the illustrator and writer splash and drip upon the pages in the harmony of the softness summer rains and harshest February sleets. It just works and feels effortless. In the spirit of reading and writing in the science classroom, this book is another entrance for information. I would look out for this book to be released in April and consider it for your science or poetry shelf. Could serve as a mentor text for a unit on weather, liquids & solids, water, or for a variety of writing mini lessons. This book has a wide age appeal because of the conversation and learning potential each page offers, for example the "salmon highway" or the "woodchuck warmer." I think it is impressive with few words and illustrations what the author and illustrator have offered in this book. The Resources in the back; More about Water, glossary, and further reading was a welcomed surprise.

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